Reform package making prosecution of child abusers difficult approved by parliamentary committee

The Turkish Parliament’s Justice Committee has approved a new judicial reform package which stipulates that instead of taking victim testimony, tangible evidence will be...

Turkish court reinstates official fired during emergency rule in landmark decision

A Turkish court on Monday ruled in a precedent-setting case to reinstate a public servant who was fired from her job by a government...

European court rules Turkey violated top judge’s rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday ruled that Turkey had violated the right to liberty and security as well as the...

Bar association challenges controversial music ban at top court

The Ankara Bar Association has petitioned Turkey’s top administrative court for the cancellation of a ban on live music performances in public venues after...

Twitter users call on Turkish authorities to postpone cancer patient’s prison sentence

Turkish Twitter users conducted a hashtag campaign on Friday calling on authorities to postpone the execution of the prison sentence of Ayşe Özdoğan, 34,...

21 bar associations, NGOs call for release of 83-year-old inmate with severe health problems

Twenty-one bar associations and civil society organizations on Friday issued a joint statement calling on Turkish authorities to release Mehmet Emin Özkan, an 83-year-old...

Top court to review rights defender, former MP Gergerlioğlu’s application on July 1

Turkey’s Constitutional Court will review an application submitted by rights defender and former MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu,...

Turkey issued detention warrants for 176 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish authorities have over the past week ordered the detention of 176 people including teachers, doctors, academics, lawyers, active duty and dismissed military officers,...
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ECtHR poses questions to Turkish gov’t on processing of raw ByLock data

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has posed a series of questions to the Turkish government concerning the processing of raw data from...

Turkey’s top court accepts indictment seeking to disband pro-Kurdish party

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Monday accepted an indictment by a top prosecutor seeking to disband a pro-Kurdish opposition party on terror-related charges, The Associated...

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